A friend who is only a friend when circumstances are pleasant or profitable. At the first sign of trouble, these capricious, disloyal friends will drop their relationship with you.
I had thought Ted would stand by me when I was accused of theft, but it turned out he was only a fair-weather friend.
by Stephanie M. October 25, 2003
A friend who only associates with you when they have nothing better to do. Someone who may only stick around in exciting situations but when times are somewhat boring, leave your side.
A fair weather friend would act like they want to hang out but never invite you to do anything and if you invite them to do something they will only do it if they cant find something better.
by carebear bob April 05, 2010
someone who is a good friend when it is easy for them to be one and who stops when you are having problems.
by Mr. Terrence L. Trezvant July 28, 2004
by John October 23, 2003
A friend who is only nice to you when it's convenient. Someone who's wishy-washy. Someone who is a "backstabber." Someone who abandons you in certain situations.
by Greg October 26, 2003
a psuedo friend. One who pretneds to be your friend when things are good. Leaves when things go astray or are not quite like they think they should be.
Lucy was only a fair-weather friend.
by dardardar69 October 26, 2003
Someone who you thought was a good friend but they only show up when the circumstances are in their favor.
At first I thought Matt was a good friend because he would always hang out. Turns out he was just a fair weather-friend. Boy it is mighty cloudy today.
by dnicker October 01, 2014